Same Work Same Pay for Midland County Deputies 8/2/13
CBS 7 News
A county deputy's pay is less than a city police officer's, but Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said, they do the same exact work.
His goal is to get the jailers pay, to the same rate as a patrollers pay. He said he's having trouble finding deputies since he likes to start them as jailers.
He said, “Give the guys an opportunity to look forward to something, have a career and to be able to move up within the agency itself."
Sheriff Painter says it takes a special kind of person to work as a jailer. He said more funding from the county commissioners office could be a solution. He said since the funding for the sheriff’s office is from property taxes and some sales taxes, the difficulty is how the county commissioner breaks down the funding.